Schedule

Welcome Weekend

THURSDAY, AUG. 21, 2014

The 2015 Welcome Weekend schedule will be posted by August 1st, 2015. However, the schedule listed below gives a good overview of the weekend and the different types of events offered.

Time Event Required? Location

8 a.m.-7 p.m.

Residence Hall Move In

Follow your assigned move in times from Residence Services mailing.

Residence hall students

Your residence hall

10 a.m.-8 p.m.

Welcome Weekend Check-In

Pick up your Welcome Weekend schedule and work with Welcome Weekend staff to learn about all events for Welcome Weekend 2014.

Yes

Kent Student Center Ballroom

All weekend

Technology for You!

Visit the Information Services tents to learn about:

  • Google Apps
  • KSU Mobile
  • Tech at Night/Tech Spot
  • Technology Training
  • Network/Wireless Access
  • Mobile Device Support and Repair

No

See The insert in your program for details

6-7:30 p.m.

Parents and Families Evening Reception with the Alumni Association

Relax and network with other KSU parents at this informal reception. Brief program at 6:30 pm.

Complimentary refreshments, soft drinks and cash bar (beer and wine only).

No

Kent Student Center – Kent Market II

7:30-8:30 p.m.

Hillel’s Kosher Ice Cream Social

Unpacked and not sure what to do next? Hillel at Kent State invites students to our house for delicious kosher ice cream creations! Come mix-in toppings and mix with new friends at this laid back social event that includes summer’s perfect dessert.

No

Cohn Jewish Student Center

613 East Summit Street

9-10 p.m.

Residence Hall Meetings

Residence hall staff members will cover important hall and safety information and introduce you to resources available to assist you in enjoying a safe and fun living environment .

Residence hall students

Your residence hall

9-11 p.m.

Karaoke

Show off your vocal skills or just cheer on your friends while music from Iggy Azalea, Calvin Harris, and Maroon 5 play!

Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

No

Rathskeller, Kent Student Center

10-11:30 p.m.

Kent State Shuffle

So you think you can dance? Show off your moves or just stop by to meet other KSU students.

No

Student Green

FRIDAY, AUG. 22, 2014

Time Event Required? Location

7-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast on your own

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Enjoy it at one of the dining halls on campus.

No

Your nearest dining location

7-8 a.m.

Welcome Weekend Check-In

Pick up your Welcome Weekend schedule.

Commuter students

Kent Student Center Ballroom

8-9 a.m.

Commuter and Transfer Student Informational

Join the staff for UCommute and the Transfer Center for information on resources and ways to get involved with the Commuter and Off Campus Student Organization (COSO) and around campus.

Commuter students

Kent Student Center Ballroom

8:15-9:15 a.m.

Army ROTC Orientation and Parent Reception

New Army ROTC cadets and their families are invited to attend a brief presentation and continental breakfast. All students interested in ROTC are welcome to attend.

No

Terrace Hall

8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Welcome Weekend Information Table

If you missed check-in or have questions, stop by and ask Welcome Weekend staff for help.

No

First Floor, Kent Student Center

9:30-10 a.m.

Dean’s Welcome

Come and meet the Dean of your College, as well as other staff and students from your college.

 

Yes

With your College

College of Public Health: 143 Lowry Hall

College of the Arts: Stump Theatre

College of Architecture and Environmental Design: Schwartz Auditorium

College of Applied Engineering, Sustainability and Technology: 114 Van Deusen Hall

College of Communication and Information: Kiva

College of Nursing: 201 Henderson Hall (Last name A-L), 101 Liquid Crystals Material Building (Last name M-Z)

College of Education, Health and Human Services: 133 & 137 Bowman Hall

College of Business: 100 & 200 Business Administration Building

College of Arts and Sciences: Kent Student Center Ballroom

Division of Undergraduate Studies:  Cartwright Hall Auditorium

School of Digital Sciences: 228 Math & Computer Science Building

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Convocation

Come experience the grandeur of university ceremonies and meet President Beverly Warren. With this rite of passage, you are now officially part of the Kent State family.

Yes

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center

11:45 a.m.-12:45 p.m.

Lunch with FYE classmates

Grab some lunch and chat with your classmates.

Note: a $6.00 fee will be charged to each student’s dining plan.

 

Yes

Second Floor, Kent Student Center

1-2 p.m.

First-Year Experience Course Meeting

Meet your course instructor and classmates!

My location for this session is:________________

Yes

Various Locations

2-3 p.m.

Common Reading Discussion

Engage in meaningful discussion with other First Year students about this year’s Common Reading book The Circle, by Dave Eggers. Bring your book and your assignment.

My location for this session is:________________

Yes

Various Locations

3-4:30 p.m.

Sno-Cone Zone in the College of Arts & Sciences

The College of Arts & Sciences would like to invite our new students to visit the Sno-Cone Zone for an informal gathering with the Arts & Sciences Deans and academic advisors. Please join us to cool off with an icy cold sno-cone and conversation as we welcome you to Kent State University.

No

Bowman Hall

East Entrance (Facing Student Center)

3-5 p.m.

Women’s Center/SRVSS Office Open House

Please join us to celebrate the start of the academic year at Kent State University as we welcome ALL new students (not just women). Stop by to learn about the services and programs that the Women’s Center and SRVSS Office offer and ways to get involved while enjoying free food and giveaways. We will also be sharing information and details about upcoming Green Dot events and opportunities. Hope to see you there!

No

Women’s Center

Alumni Carriage House

125 Midway Drive

3:15-4:00 pm

Get Involved: Next Stop on Your Way to Success

The signs are all here: Why should I get involved? Can I be an outstanding leader at my university? Should I join a fraternity/sorority? Kent State has many paths to campus involvement. Meet current student leaders, hear their paths followed and lessons learned, break down the stereotypes of fraternities/sororities, and start mapping a plan to get involved.

FLASHperks event: 500 points

No

Kiva, Kent Student Center

3:15-5:00 p.m.

Vet Success Symposium

All veterans and dependents of veterans using VA Benefits are required to attend this program. We will cover all aspects of what it takes to have a successful transition to college. You will hear from our on campus and off-campus community partners describing what resources are available to assist those using VA benefits in their transition to college.

(This is a required event for all students that have been working with the Center for Adult and Veterans Services)

No

Schwartz Center Auditorium Rm 177

3:15-5 p.m.

Cookies with US

Open to all of our Exploratory students, Undergraduate Studies would like to welcome our first-year students to the division and to Kent State with an informal meet and greet. Come meet Deans, advisors, faculty, and staff as we welcome you to campus!

No

Lake Hall

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Psychology Open House

The Psychology Department would like to welcome all new Psychology majors to KSU. Join Psychology faculty and students for a reception in your honor. Pizza and refreshments provided.

No

First Floor, Kent Hall

3:30-4:30 p.m.

Digital Sciences Reception

The School of Digital Sciences welcomes our new students! Please join us for some pizza and meet your classmates, the DSCI staff and some of our faculty.

No

First Floor Lounge, Math & Computer Science Building

4-5 p.m.

Provost’s Leadership Academic Ice Cream Social

For all students part of the Provost’s Leadership Academy. Enjoy ice cream while socializing with Provost Diacon, key Kent State staff members and other PLA members and your PLA Mentors during our kick-off event for the year.

No

Ballroom Balcony, Kent Student Center

4-6 p.m.

Learning Community Meet and Greet

Meet and Greets are only for the students in the Living Learning Communities listed below.

  • Aeronautics: Dunbar Hall Lounge
  • Army ROTC: Dunbar Hall Lounge
  • College of Arts and Sciences: Oscar Ritchie Hall
  • College of Business Communities: Prentice Hall Multipurpose Rooms
  • College of Communication and Information Commons: Franklin Hall 340
  • EXCEL Community: 4th Floor University Library
  • Education, Health and Human Services: CCB Classrooms
  • Fine Arts Community (College of Architecture & Environmental Design and College of the Arts): Verder Art Studio
  • Honors College (5:00-7:00 pm): Stopher/Johnson Basketball Court
  • International Village Experience: Koonce Hall Sky Lounge 10th Floor

No

With your Living-Learning Community

5-7 p.m.

Honors College Community Picnic

Food, fun and photo! Honors students will have the chance to meet new friends at a casual picnic held outside the Honors Complex. Food, a DJ, and outdoor games provided. Wear your Honors t-shirt for a group photo to be taken on the basketball court at 6:00 pm.

No

Stopher-Johnson Halls

5-8 p.m.

Annual New Student Reception and Cookout

Join the Department of Pan-African Studies as we welcome all incoming AALANA students for a reception and cookout.

No

Oscar Ritchie Hall on the Greens

Rain Location: 250 Oscar Ritchie Hall

5-8 p.m.

Shabbat Shalom, Kent State!

Join Hillel for Shabbat before the school year starts. Catch up with old friends and make new ones! Shabbat at Hillel includes services led by Rabbi Lee and a kosher home-cooked meal. Free for students. All are welcome, bring your friends!

No

Cohn Jewish Student Center

613 East Summit Street

6-8 p.m.

Laser Tag

Kick off your first weekend at Kent State with some healthy competition. Join us for a few rounds of laser tag in the Multipurpose Gym before the Dive-In Movie

No

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

7-9 p.m.

Freeze Time at the Ice Arena

Come enjoy open skate at the Ice Arena! This is a FREE event. Students are encouraged to bring their Kent State student IDs.

No

Ice Arena

8-9 p.m.

Swag Your Suite Bingo

Not your grandma’s bingo! Win cool prizes like high performance headphones, a skydiving experience package or the new iPad Air. Limited to the first 400 participants.

Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

No

Kent Market II, Kent Student Center

8-10 p.m.

Dive-In Movie

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 can be enjoyed by movie-goers floating around our leisure pool. Complimentary movie snacks will be provided to those who come out to watch!

No

Student Recreation and Wellness Center

9-11 p.m.

Cyber Arcade

If you love all types of games, this is the spot for you. Join us for all of the classics, plus Wii games and more! Meet some new friends too!

Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

No

Cyber Café, Kent Student Center Lower Level

10 p.m.-2 a.m.

Late Night at the Library

Don’t go home just yet! Stop by the University Library and enjoy free pizza, drinks and popcorn. Challenge friends with some classic board games or participate in a Wii Bowling, Rock Band, or Just Dance challenge! Meet your friendly neighborhood librarians and the REAL black squirrel.

No

University Library

11 p.m.-1 a.m.

Real Late Reels Movie

Your Spidey senses must be tingling! Join us for a viewing of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

FLASHperks Event: 100 points

No

Kiva, Kent Student Center

SATURDAY, AUG. 23, 2014

Time Event Required? Location

7-9:30 a.m.

Breakfast on your own

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Enjoy it at one of the dining halls on campus.

No

Your nearest dining location

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Adult and Veteran Student Informational

All adult students, veterans, and everyone receiving VA benefits are welcome to attend this session. The Center for Adult and Veteran Students has some great information on the services that we offer to help you be a successful student. At this session we will cover the services our center offers to help you in your transition to college.

 

No

303 Kent Student Center

8:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

Freshman Day of Service

(Limited to 200 students with previous registration required.)

Kent State students have the power to change the world. We will get you started in your own backyard! Help us demonstrate the KSU commitment to service.

Yes

Meet in the Kiva, Kent Student Center

10-11 a.m.

You and Your Money

Starting college brings both personal and financial independence. Hear from world renowned financial literacy speaker Peter Bielagus and learn how to start your career at Kent State positively.

*Required for students not participating in the Freshman Day of Service

 

Yes

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center

10 a.m.-2 p.m.

Student Accessibility Services (SAS)

Student Accessibility Services will be open on a drop-in basis to answer brief questions.

Students are welcome to schedule an appointment with an accessibility specialist during SAS regular business hours.

No

DeWeese Health Center

11 a.m.-2 p.m.

Discover Downtown

The Kent Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to come downtown and see up close and personal everything that is right here in your own backyard: great, unique places to eat, shop and spend your leisure time. Businesses of all types and sizes with giveaways and offers will be set up on Main Street to help welcome you to your new home away from home.

FLASHperks event: 500 points

No

Trolley and walking tours depart from MAC Center steps

1-4 p.m.

Welcome Back Carnival sponsored by Panhellenic Council

Come meet the women of Kent State’s sorority community at Manchester Field and enjoy an afternoon of fun, free activities hosted by our Panhellenic Council. We will be offering many different crafts, games, and there will be raffle prizes! While you’re here, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about sorority life, the values of each organization, and the benefits that membership has to offer.

No

Manchester Field

1-4 p.m.

IFC Takes Over Tri-Towers

Come meet the men of Kent State’s fraternity community in a laid back, fun environment on the courts and fields outside of Tri-Towers. While you’re here, you’ll have the opportunity to ask questions about fraternity life, the values of each organization, and the benefits that membership has to offer.

No

Tri-Tower Courts

2-4 p.m.

Bask and Relax

It’s the calm before the storm. Pamper yourself island-style with massages, henna body art, sand crafts, tropical refreshments and hula dance lessons.

Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

No

Eastway Lower Lounge

2-4 p.m.

LGBTQ Welcome Reception

Drop by The Nest for a social gathering of the KSU LGBTQ Community where you will meet representatives from Pride! Kent, the LGBTQ Center, LGBTQ faculty and staff, and find out about upcoming events! The LGBTQ Center will be providing their signature cupcakes and lemonade as well as door prizes and giveaways. So grab a glass of lemonade, make some new friends, and welcome to your new home!

No

The Nest, Kent Student Center

5-7 p.m.

Dinner on your own

Enjoy it at one of the dining halls on campus.

No

Your nearest dining location

7-8 p.m.

The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Pre-Party

Mingle with other movie-goers and enjoy free refreshments before the early showing.

Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

No

The Nest, Kent Student Center

8-10 p.m.

Early Bird Reels

Catch the early showing of The Amazing Spider-Man 2!

Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

FLASHperks Event: 100 points

No

Kiva, Kent Student Center

8-11 p.m.

FYE: Rockin’ in the Plaza

Join Kent Interhall Council in front of Eastway Center for a ROCKIN’ evening! Enjoy music, delicious refreshments, and meet some new friends along the way! Learn how to get involved in KIC as you dance the night away!

No

Eastway Center Plaza

9-11 p.m.

Cyber Arcade

If you love all types of games, this is the spot for you. Join us for all of the classics, plus Wii games and more! Meet some new friends too!

Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

No

Cyber Café, Kent Student Center Lower Level

10-11 p.m.

Comedian Mike Polk Jr.

Need a good laugh? Come to the Ballroom for an hour of great comedy.

No

Ballroom, Kent Student Center

11 p.m.-1 a.m.

Real Late Reels

Your last chance to get caught in the movie web during the final showing of The Amazing Spider-Man 2.

Sponsored by Kent Student Center Programming

FLASHperks Event: 100 points

No

Kiva, Kent Student Center

SUNDAY, AUG. 24, 2014

Time Event Required? Location

8-10 a.m.

Breakfast on your own

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day! Enjoy it at one of the dining halls on campus.

No

Your nearest dining location

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Find Your Class

Guess what? Classes start tomorrow. Take this time to stop by and meet our Welcome Weekend staff who can assist you with any final questions  or classroom locations.

No

First Floor, Kent Student Center

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Oscar Ritchie Scholarship Recipient Brunch

Come meet and greet other Oscar Ritchie Scholars and learn about the Oscar Ritchie Scholars Guild! Enjoy a free brunch for all recipients and learn more about outstanding resources for you as a scholar.

This event is by reservation and is open only to Oscar Ritchie Scholarship recipients.

No

Kent Market II, Kent Student Center

1-2 p.m.

Freshman Advisory Council Meeting

If you want to become a part of a great group of first year student leaders, come checkout what the Freshman Advisory Council is all about at this informational meeting.

 

No

Kiva, Kent Student Center

3-4 p.m.

The Magic of Life

Michael Gershe, a survivor of a drunken driving incident that nearly killed him as an infant presents The Magic of Life which combines stand-up comedy, audience participation and a powerful message about how alcohol may impact your life as a college student.

FLASHperks Event 500 points

No

Kiva, Kent Student Center

3-5 p.m.

Choral Music Department Welcome Reception

For new and returning students interested in singing in a choir at Kent State. Come to learn about our ensembles, meet the directors, and hear about audition and voice placement procedures. Music majors and non-music majors alike welcome! Refreshments will be served.

No

306 Kent Student Center

5-6 p.m.

This is Kent State!

Get excited about Kent State Athletics with the help of the band and sport teams. This session will provide you with everything you need to know about the upcoming athletic schedules. Go Golden Flashes!

Yes

Memorial Athletic and Convocation Center

6-9 p.m.

BLASTOFF!

One of the best traditions at Kent State!

Kent State student organizations and community groups will be here to welcome you to campus. Don’t miss the hot air balloon rides, live music, and other great activities!

FLASHperks event: 500 points

No

Student Green

9-9:30 p.m.

Light Show

No

Student Green

monday, Aug. 25, 2014

Time Event and Description Required? Location

All day

Good luck with your first day of classes!

Time to get the semester started off on the right foot. Enjoy your first day and stay connected to your resources for the rest of your first semester.

No

All across campus

11 a.m.-1 p.m.

Matt the Knife

Ice Cream Social with Special Guest, Matt the Knife, providing teasers for his comedy show at 7pm in the Ballroom.

No

The Nest, Kent Student Center

7-8 p.m.

Matt the Knife

Free show.  Magician, illusionist, comedian Matt the Knife

No

Ballroom, Kent Student Center

Welcome Back Week 2014

Welcome Back Students! The Kent Student Center and the Center for Student Involvement invite you to join us for some great events to celebrate your first week back on campus. Join us in The Nest, 2nd Floor, Kent Student Center from 11:00 am-1:00 pm Monday, August 25-Friday, August 29 for fun, food, and giveaways! Check in with CSI and the What’s Up calendar for more details. Go Flashes!